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An example of State Crimes Against Democracy (SCADS) - Conspiracy if you will ...
Does the name "Lee Hamilton" ring a bell? Could author Robert Parry be drawing the wrong conclusion here?
Key October Surprise Evidence Hidden
By Robert Parry (A Special Report)
May 6, 2010
A Russian government report, which corroborated allegations that Ronald Reagan’s presidential campaign interfered with President Jimmy Carter’s Iran-hostage negotiations in 1980, was apparently kept from the Democratic chairman of a congressional task force that investigated the charges a dozen years later.
Lee Hamilton, then a congressman from Indiana in charge of the task force, told me in a recent interview, “I don’t recall seeing it,” although he was the one who had requested Moscow’s cooperation in the first place and the extraordinary Russian report was addressed to him.
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UQÀM staff denounce 9/11 Truthers speech
Last Updated: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 | 11:56 AM ET Comments1Recommend10
Administrators at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) say they will develop a formal policy for outside groups renting campus space for events after a controversial lecture about 9/11 drew fire by academic staff.
But the French-language university defended its right to have contentious speakers lecture on campus as part of free speech, saying it was appropriate to debate ideas, as long as events don't incite riots.
The Monday night lecture, hosted by World for 9/11 Truth, drew about 700 people who came to hear from two U.S. academics who deny the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks were carried out by terrorists.
The researchers – David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage – believe the U.S. government played a major role in orchestrating the deadly attacks on New York City's Twin Towers and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.
Griffin and Gage are lobbying for an independent inquiry into the attacks, which killed 3,000 people. Their theories – part of the self-titled Truthers movement that formed after Sept. 11 – have been repeatedly discounted by scientists and civil engineering experts.
Griffin is giving a second lecture on the same topic at UQÀM on Tuesday night.
U.S. experts at UQÀM upset
Some professors at the school argue conspiracy theories have no place at UQÀM.
How many of these are 9/11 truth-friendly sites? Rankings of "progressive"political sites and blogs from DBKP Report. Can we use this information to target our campaigns: our commenting on articles, our article submissions, our news aggregation, ...?
DBKP POLITICALLY POPULAR
Progressive Liberal 100
Progressive Liberal 40 Blogs
February 3, 2010 Bi-weekly ratings
We’re proud to present the first of our bi-weekly rankings of Progressive Liberal websites for 2010: The Progressive Liberal 100. Ratings are based on Alexa traffic rank on February 2, 2010.
Also included are the Progressive Liberal 40 Top Blogs. No foundations, newspapers or magazines are included in this list.
Update on Sibel Edmonds
Official Documents Confirm Major Criminal Investigations of Turkish Operatives in Chicago
Wednesday, 17. March 2010
Newly Released FBI Documents Support Explosive Claims by Former FBI Translator Sibel Edmonds
FOIA CollageRecently released FBI documents prove the existence of highly sensitive National Security and criminal investigations of “Turkish Activities” in Chicago prior to September 11, 2001. These documents add further support to many of the allegations that former FBI translator Sibel Edmonds has claimed, in public and in Congress, since 2002. The documents were released under a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request into an organization called the Turkish American Cultural Alliance (TACA), an organization repeatedly named by Ms. Edmonds as being complicit in the crimes that she became aware of when she was a translator at the FBI.
The documents released under FOIA are almost completely redacted, but they do support many of Edmonds’ claims, including:
From Consortium News: http://consortiumnews.com/2010/031110b.html
WH Chief Helped GOP Sink 9/11 Trial
By Jason Leopold
March 11, 2010
White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel has collaborated behind the scenes with Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham to oppose the Obama administration’s plans to use federal civilian courts, not military commissions, to try alleged Islamic terrorists, according to sources and press reports.
Article by John Kusumi at COTO Report, commenting on our recent successes, and presenting his take on unanswered questions..
Even harsh critics of the 9/11 truth movement should admit that it’s gaining lately.
An ancient Chinese curse says, “May you live in interesting times.” In their college years, Baby Boomers reacted to the Vietnam war. The Civil Rights movement; high profile political assassinations; and Watergate also made a big impression. In my GenX college years, we reacted to President Reagan; Tiananmen Square; watched the Cold War end; and noted the first Gulf War as the U.S. military kicked the forces of Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.
Some number of people in Generation Y (the Millenials, who are now 28 and younger) can say, “I went to college, and what I learned was that 9/11 was an inside job.” Several influences are contending for the attention of that generation: the 9/11 Truth movement; the pro-Constitution and end-the-Fed movements (call it the Ron Paul movement); and the Tea Party movement. And, GenY is making its own movement against budget cuts to higher education.
The article by Elizabeth Woodworth on State Crimes Against Democracy and The February 2010 issue of the American Behavioral Scientist is now on Op Ed News. I have reproduced the text of the article in this post for those who are new to the conversation, but comments would be best left on the referenced sites, if you are so inclined. Again, please note that the whole journal issue may be purchased for $24. Our cause might be better served by supporting the publishers. From Elizabeth Woodworth I have this:
"It's now confirmed that the February edition is available in print, and can be ordered for $24 for the whole issue.
Contact SAGE Journals Customer Service department via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 1-800-818-7243 then hit #2, then #0 for operator, then ask for "Journals", and they will mail a copy.
Otherwise individual papers cost $25 to be viewed for one day, on the journal's website, and cannot be downloaded from it. (Because the pdf could be freely circulated if it were downloadable)."
Jesse Ventura book tour: "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us "
Jesse Ventura is starting a book tour on Monday March 8th for his new book, written with Dick Russell, "American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us. "
See //www.amazon.com/American-Conspiracies-Dirty-Government-Tells/dp/160239802X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1267849534&sr=1-1 for availability of Jesse's book.
These are his scheduled appearances for the coming week:
1. Monday March 8: Larry King Live, Jesse Ventura's back and he's got something to say about health care, jobs and Sarah Palin.
2. Tuesday March 9: Today Show, 7:40 AM
3. Weds. March 10th (late night): The View: Forest Whitaker,
For other information: //www.google.ca/search?q=American+Conspiracies%3A+Lies%2C+Lies%2C+and+More+Dirty+Lies+that+the+Government+Tells+Us+ventura+disk+russell&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=com.ubuntu:en-US:official&client=firefox-a
I just found this listing of "Top Political Blogs", linked from Op Ed News.
how many of these allow:
1 - fair and unbiased 911 truth articles
2 - comments on 911 truth, particularly frequent comments.
I see that the top 2 on the left (Huffington and KOS) are pretty bad, and don't know much about the right.
OP Ed News is #7 on the left, and we can get our stuff out there quite well.
Good article here, quite germane to the work that we are trying to accomplish.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Towards a Theory of Conspiracy Theories
Cass Sunstein, confidante of Obama, Harvard Law professor, current head of the federal Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, potential Supreme Court nominee - and the latest crusader against those dastardly conspiracy theories
Recently, there was quite a hullabaloo in the blogosphere over a reprehensible academic paper Sunstein co-wrote in 2008 (available for download here), which argued for a Cointellpro-type program of government infiltration of conspiracy theorists, online and in person. Given the incredible scope and flexibility of the powers of his office, as enunciated in this September 30, 1993 executive order signed by Clinton, his proposal should certainly give us pause.
From Op Ed News:
"Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/The-Road-to-Armageddon-by-Paul-Craig-Ro...
February 25, 2010
The Road to Armageddon
By Paul Craig Roberts
The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story on the paper's website for the past three days was the "Inside the Beltway" report, "Explosive News," about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members.
Michael Collins posted, at COTO Report, a video of the Victoria BC 9/11 folks giving a press conference, with engineer Werner Simbeck reading the Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth press release. At the end, Werner gave an interview. We had marvelous coverage from a local mainstream cable TV station. This material has been posted in a couple blogs on 911 Blogger. I am part of the Victoria group, so have a particular interest in this.
The link to COTO Report is: http://coto2.wordpress.com/2010/02/24/911-architects-engineers-new-inves...
The video is under attack by someone I suspect is disinfo troll (or a group), or perhaps just a psuedo-skeptic. It is someone who clearly invested considerable time in looking at our material in order to trash it.
Originally I had this information posted below as a comment at this site, but wish to elevate it to the status of a blog.
It is not clear how to tackle psuedo-skeptics or disinformation trolls, nor how to readily distinguish one from the other.
Engineer Werner Simbeck reads the press release of the 'Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth' announcing that 1,000 members have signed the petition demanding a new, independent investigation into the events of 9/11. The announcement was made on February 19, 2009 simultaneously, and in conjunction with, 47 other cities around the world.
An attack piece was posted today by one of the editors at Op Ed News. It is primarily a denigration of the mental competence of those people who form the 9/11 Truth movement. Can Shreve actually believe the nonsense that he spouts?
".... February 17, 2010 at 15:29:41
Promoted to Headline (H3) on 2/17/10:
Infiltrating the Truth Movement
For OpEdNews: Richmond Shreve - Writer
An academic treatise on conspiracy theories has provoked howls of outrage among those who call themselves the truth movement. The paper can hardly be considered news, it was first released as a draft in January of 2008. But when one of its authors, Cass Sunstein, became part of the Obama administration, the appointment alarmed conspiracists because his paper advocates "cognitive infiltration of extremist groups" both foreign and domestic.
I found a new blog today, devoted to debunking 9/11 truth. It contains papers such as this one:
"There Are No Missile Defenses at the Pentagon JamesB"
Has anyone attempted to tear these guys a new orifice?
" ... The Journal of Debunking 911 is a free online publication dedicated to educating the public on the collapse of the three World Trade Center structures on September 11 2001.
SUBMISSION OF PAPERS
Submit a PDF or Microsoft Word Document to the Journals E-mail address. Check manuscript length limitations listed below. Papers under review, accepted for publication, or published elsewhere are not accepted. E-mail the Journals Department for JD911 for complete instructions for manuscript preparation. Submit your documents for review at email@example.com
Errata. Errata are corrections of errors that appear in print. If errors are serious enough to impair understanding or mislead readers, authors should submit errata to the JD911 Journals Department. Errata are published in earliest available issue.
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/YOUR-GOVERNMENT-APPOINTEES-by-Marc-Estr...
January 10, 2010
Your Government Appointees at Work
By Marc Estrin
Cass Sunstein is President Obama's Harvard Law School friend, and recently appointed Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.
In a recent scholarly article, he and coauthor Adrian Vermeule take up the question of "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures". (J. Political Philosophy, 7 (2009), 202-227). This is a man with the president's ear. This is a man who would process information and regulate things. What does he here propose?
This is an interesting press release on how "The Yes Men" bring attention to their causes, and shame the authorities. Any lessons for 9/11 Truth here?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 24, 2009
YES MEN HONCHO SPRUNG FROM CLINK
“Balls Across America” direct-action campaign launched NYPD abuse of authority big factor in arrest
Contact: The Yes Men
Andy Bichlbaum, co-founder of activist group the Yes Men, emerged after 26 hours in New York City’s central lockup with all charges against him dismissed.
“The judge just laughed,” said Bichlbaum. “The police had a less well-developed sense of humor - and, it turned out, much less regard for the law. But all in all, I’m ecstatic that they arrested me.”
Has anyone have any knowledge regarding these claims made in a comment by poster "Henry Kissinger" on a hit piece in the examiner ( http://www.examiner.com/x-17336-Midland-County-Public-Policy-Examiner~y2... ):
"Henry Kissinger says:
Todd Beamer's memorial service was held on 09/16/01 at the Princeton Alliance Church in Plainsboro, New Jersey. Todd Beamer's wife, Lisa Beamer, a grieving mother of two and four months pregnant with her third child, registers TODDBEAMER.ORG four days later on 09/20/01, incorporates The Todd M. Beamer Memorial Foundation eight days later on 9/24/01 and then applies for the trademark "Let's Roll" ten days later on 9/26/01. Instead of acting like a wife and mother who should be experiencing untold grief, shock, and loss, her behavior turns a catastrophic personal tragedy into a cold and calculating cheap publicity stunt. But then the U S Government's propaganda machine needed heroes as well as villains paraded through the media for their 9/11 conspiracy theory.
Big Safari, the Kennedy Assassination, & the war for control of the Venice Airport
.... Sept 08, 2009
by Daniel Hopsicker
A fierce war being waged for control of the Venice Municipal Airport has led to the discovery of covert CIA and military operations, dating back to at least 1959, which go well beyond what was previously known to have taken place there.
Operations at the Venice Airport have involved individuals whose names figure prominently in the Kennedy Assassination, for example Texas oilman General D. H. (Harry) Byrd, owner of a defense contractor which in the late 50's and early 60's built and launched Regulus II cruise missiles from the beach directly in front of the Venice Airport in a program run out of at Eglin AFB in Florida’s panhandle.
“Vought's Regulus II was a Mach 2 capable cruise missile optimized for launch from surfaced submarines and other Navy surface vessels, and later served as a high-speed target drone for other weapon development programs,” company literature stated.
I never thought that I would be lauding the father of Reganomics, but here is another fine article from Paul Craig Roberts.
The Waning Power of Truth by Paul Craig Roberts
June 19, 2009 "Information Clearing House" -- David Ray Griffin, the nemesis of the collection of disinformation known as the 9/11 Commission Report, has taken up the question of Osama Bin Laden, Dead or Alive?
On the basis of the available evidence, Griffin concludes that bin Laden died in December 2001, most likely of kidney failure. He has been kept alive in the media by US government PSYOPS as a useful bogyman to justify America’s illegal wars of aggression. The messages received from bin Laden since his death appear to be conveniently timed fabrications designed to advance US government purposes.
Osama bin Laden is likely to become a mythical person, like the Georgia Tech student, George P. Burdell, who will be sighted from time to time over a period that exceeds the length of a human life.
Dr. John R Moffett fires a salvo at the Dr. Niels Harrit paper on active thermitic material, using the fake paper that was recently published as his talking point. This was as we predicted yesterday.
We really need the heavy hitters to go over there and rebut his arguments. I won't try, since I don't consider my argumentation skills up to the task, but we need sane, well informed, articulate voices to go on the counter-attack. It helps a lot if they are credentialed experts in relevant fields.
Here is my list of points from yesterday that might be used to craft a response. There are other great point on the thread:
What will happen over and over now, I suspect, is the following:
- A hit piece will be published
- A letter or comment using the Niels Harrit et al paper will be published
- Another comment using this information on Bentham will be posted to discredit the nanothermite research.
We really need to have a very clear, concise, convincing rebuttal ready to post for this situation.
We need someone with a deep understanding of the situation to prepare the talking points regarding:
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/Why-the-resistance-to-9-11-by-Carol-Wol...
June 15, 2009
Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?- UPDATE
By Carol Wolman
This paper was first published in Feb. 2007. It received over 100 comments at op-ed news, and I’m still getting requests from people who want to make comments, so I’m reposting it.
President Obama is continuing the 9-11 coverup. Meanwhile, more and more professionals- architects and engineers, intelligence officers, health care workers- are giving speeches denouncing the coverup, and circulating petitions to have a new, impartial investigation focusing on the question which was never asked the first time-
Lots of comments on this one. See Steve lesser get shellacked.
Original Content at http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_carol_wo_070217_why_the_resistan...
February 17, 2007
Why the resistance to 9-11 truth?
By Carol Wolman
Anyone who has studied 9-11 at all knows it was an inside job.
Bush was not surprised. His brother Marvin's security company closed down one tower the week before and brought in lots of cables and other equipment. The towers, including building 7, were dropped by controlled demolition. The planes provided a dramatic cover story- great pix.
Rumsfeld had control of scrambling planes transferred to himself, exclusively, a few months before, and then disappeared that morning, so no planes intercepted the four hijacked airliners. Instead, there was a "stand-down" of NORAD. By some strange coincidence, a military exercise was being run that am which simulated planes crashing into buildings, so that the air traffic controllers were confused about whether the "attack" was real or part of a drill.
I am trying to record my approval of reviews posted on Amazon of David Ray Griffin's new book on Osama Bin Laden, Osama Bin Laden: Dead or Alive?. I get the message indicating that my comment has been processed, but the counters do not increment. Elizabeth Woodworth has reported to me that others are telling her the same thing. Can some others try this and see if they get the same results? The link is
Here is the interaction:
The question after each review is: "Was this review helpful to you?"
The response button I choose for each good review is "Yes"
The Amazon response is "Thanks for your feedback"
The counter at the top of the review does not increment.
Is this a computer glitch, a mis-understanding of what is supposed to happen, or someone gaming Amazon to keep favorable review counts down?
From Dr. Steven Jonas, writing on Buzzflash http://blog.buzzflash.com/jonas/159 , a piece favorably disposed to 9/11 Truth :
"Finally, there is the possibly grandest of them all, the posited 9-11 conspiracy. We may never get to the bottom of this one, but the work of my colleague Allen Rolland, who has the credibility to publish on Salon, is a good place to start.
Welcome to the U.S. foreign policy conspiracy archive, folks. It is very well-stocked."
A recent post on the significant Canadian progressive site "Rabble" - check out the comments, join and post if you are so inclined:
"May 5, 2009 - 3:44am
Not new, per se, but I just found this.
The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites
... despite a number of variations in NIST’s story, it never considered explosives or pyrotechnic materials in any of its hypotheses. This omission is at odds with several other striking facts; first, the requirement of the national standard for fire investigation (NFPA 921), which calls for testing related to thermite and other pyrotechnics, and second, the extensive experience NIST investigators have with explosive and thermite materials.
Found on YouTube:
"Robin Hordon's Website is well worth exploring.
Robin Hordon talks to 9/11 activists about the need link the 9/11 message to the ultimate goal of PEACE that is universally embraced by Peace groups, anti-war movement and others who are plain sick of war.
A 60 year old grandfather who recently moved to Kingston, WA (west of Seattle across the Puget Sound) from New Hampshire to help my daughter and granddaughter.
7:00 pm, Sunday May 24th
Alix Goolden Performance Hall
907 Pandora St., Victoria
MI5 WHISTLEBLOWER SPEAKS OUT: THE INNER WORKINGS OF THE SECRET STATE
Former Intelligence Officer, a Cambridge Graduate, is on a Cross Canada Tour
Bush Trying to Avoid War Crimes Charges - Jack Cafferty
by Paisano1 | October 29, 2008 at 08:45 pm
2 Minute Video
President Bush is trying to pardon himself
Should Congress pass a bill giving immunity to President Bush for possible war crimes?
Video is from 2006 - Does anyone have any information as to whether the legislation passed? Jack says it was legislation to redefine the status of detaineesm Any info would be appreciated.
Added: September 28, 2006
I was there, and left in disgust at the bull-horn use; totally bone-headed and counter-productive.
Friday, October 10, 2008
My Reflections on the 9/11 Truth 'March On Ottawa', 2008
by Wayne Prante
I have been planning to write this for some time but wanted to allow people to enjoy their feelings of success, to recover and relax, to process their experiences, as wells as to post videos and pictures, etc. I have been very busy with various 9/11 related projects and personal issues, but have also needed time to process a lot of stuff. Now the time has come to collate the thoughts and feelings that have been running through my mind since 9/11/08.